Gordon rents a room - an awful room - he has an awful landlady - he's controlled by awful rules about meals, and tea-making in his room. The pictures are beautifully drawn by Orwell on a wonderfully literary canvas.
Orwell maintains the tension of whether or not Gordon will eventually succumb to the temptation to accept a loan of money, borrow from a rich Socialist friend, or go back to his old 'good' job. After a while things deteriorate but his girl friend has stood by him all the time ... You'll have to read it to find out what happens.
This is a great story with wonderfully detailed characters throughout. And the Aspidistra? Ah!...Continua